The 2016 BMW 7-Series has already been spied undisguised but that hasn't stopped the company from testing this camouflaged prototype in Sweden.

While this particular model is dressed in a swirly disguise, previous photos have shown the car will have an evolutionary front fascia with a prominent grille, laser headlights and a lower section that closely resembles the facelifted 6-Series. The rear end will also be familiar as it features a dual exhaust system and wraparound taillights that are separated by chrome trim.

Our spies couldn't get close enough to snap interior photos but the model will feature premium leather upholstery, wood trim and numerous metallic accents. There will also be a sportier steering wheel and an updated iDrive system with a touchscreen display.

BMW has been coy on specifics but the 2016 7-Series is expected to be offered with a new TouchCommand rear seat control system. Essentially a Samsung tablet with a special BMW app, the TouchCommand system allows rear seat passengers to control everything from the car's climate and infotainment systems to the adjustments of the rear seats.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but previous reports have suggested there could be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 260 PS (191 kW), a six-cylinder with 330 PS (243 kW), a V8 with 460 HP (338 kW) and a 6.6-liter V12 with up to 600 PS (441 kW). We can also expect a variety of diesels and a couple of plug-in hybrid variants with outputs of approximately 275 HP (202 kW) and 400 PS (294 kW).

Gallery: 2016 BMW 7-Series gets a chilly reception in Sweden

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